July 28, 2013

The Hustle IS Grand: Iggy Azalea is touring with Beyoncé

This past week, rising rap superstar Iggy Azalea teased Australian fans about secret information she'd been restricted from sharing. Things came to the light today when she announced on Twitter that she'll be touring in her native Australia with R&B legend Beyoncé.

Kid Ink gets time lapsed in recent "Spaced Out" track

kid ink, spaced out
Source: Raplive
Alumni emcee Kid Ink has dropped a track called "Spaced Out," mixed over a mellow, heavy-electronic instrumental. Put your lighters up, and get Ink-ed up.

July 27, 2013

Lil' Debbie almost in tears speaking on Trayvon Martin case with VladTV

Almost in tears, Lil' Debbie opens up to VladTV and empathizes on the widely-public Trayvon Martin case that has enveloped the nation.

July 23, 2013

Shemcee Brooke Candy isn't 'Dumb', new album expected to be "more mainstream"

Brooke Candy

So not only is Brooke Candy about to release a music video for her recent single, 'Dumb'...

She's also about to drop a new album that will be more "mainstream" and "pop-melodic".

Not at all a "dumb" idea for the 24 year-old California native.

July 22, 2013

Trinidad James shows why he's "Under The Influence" with Wiz Khalifa, B.O.B, A$AP Rocky, and others

Source: XXL Mag
Along with hip-hop's most purposeful hit makers Wiz Khalifa, B.O.B, and A$AP Rocky, "All Gold Everything" rapper Trinidad James is primed to tour the States this and next month completely "under the influence"!

July 18, 2013

Azealia Banks' new out of this world French dance-pop track made on "Venus"

Azealia Banks, Venus
Source: Annexman
Azealia Banks, the infamous rapper/"virtual bully" who captivated and appalled the Internet with her "212" single and Twitter disses, released a new dance-pop track unlike anything she's recorded before.

July 17, 2013

Schoolboy Q playfully insults Action Bronson, explains Oxymoron and a lot more in Karen Civil interview

Karen Civil recently caught up with this year's XXL freshman Schoolboy Q to discuss his upcoming Oxymoron album, TDE (Top Dawg Ent.), tours, drug habits, future acting gigs, and old tweets among other topics.

While interviewing, fellow rap amigo of Q's Action Bronson catches some friendly disses and fat jokes too!

Hard "Work" pays off: Australian shemcee Iggy Azalea voted for 2013 MTV VMAs Artist To Watch
Time after time again, the 23-year old Australian shemcee's name is climbing up the charts——and rapidly! It was announced earlier today that Iggy Azalea is nominated for this year's MTV Artist To Watch award.

So she's been working on her shiiii....., and the world is starting to think so too! 

The video for "Work" landed Iggy the ATW nomination. If not already, vote for our homegirl at, and see her "Work" in the clip below:
MTV's Video Music Awards will premiere August 25th, 2013.

July 16, 2013

New music featuring Kreayshawn since release of "Somethin' 'Bout Kreay" debut album

Kreayshawn is back, ...or did she ever leave!?

Doesn't matter, she's featured on fellow Cali artist Bobby Brackins' brand new jam "ESO" from the freshly dropped Maxwell Park mixtape!

July 13, 2013

What would Ab-Soul do as a mad scientist? The West Coast rapper does Q & A with GlobalGrind TV

Definitely a rap scientist in the works, 2013 XXL freshman Ab-Soul interviews with GlobalGrind TV and answers questions ranging from mad science to Nicki Minaj and starships. 

MTV RiFF RaFF cooks an entire school: 7th grade prank gone right!

Hopefully this school wasn't lactose intolerant when RiFF RaFF aka Jody Highroller decided to bomb it with dozens of eggs on the last day of 7th grade!

July 9, 2013

Snippets from "The New Classic" on Iggy Azalea's Vine

The recent Island Def Jam signee Iggy Azalea is preparing her debut album The New Classic, which is set to release in September. After the success of her first single "Work" and the follow-up "Bounce" in the UK, Iggy took to Vine to tease fans with album snippets.

July 4, 2013

Rapper A$AP Rocky didn't mean to beat up random chick, performing in an Australian club

New York's young rap mogul A$AP Rocky seemingly branded a random chick's face while performing a show in Australia. Videos on the internet surfaced depicting the incident.